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Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson

A little boy who loves horses gets a special birthday present- his very own pony. They are a great team, but can they win the horse show?

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch

While trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he’s a cat.

Kittens in the Kitchen by Ben M Baglio  (Animal Ark series)

When the stray cat she Mandy adopted has kittens in her school caretaker’s cottage, he gives Mandy just a week to find homes for the four babies.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton (Dear Dumb Diary series)

In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Andrew wants freckles more than anything else, so Sharon offers to sell him her secret freckle recipe. When Andrew turns green from the recipe, and blue from his own freckle-making brew, it’s doubtful he’ll ever wish for freckles again!

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Nine-year-old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Whether she’s taking one bite out of every apple in a box or secretly inviting 15 other 4-year-olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble.

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth By Joanna Cole

On a special field trip on the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns first hand about the different kinds of rocks and formations in the earth.

My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville

Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn’t know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face and realizes “Mr. Smith” really is an alien.

How to Train Your Dragon By Cressida Cowell

These are the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the III as he tries to pass the important initiation of his Viking clan.

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

In medieval England, a homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick Chronicles)

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda’s worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

Babe: the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith

A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a secret to success.

Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

All About Sam by Lois Lowry

Anastasia Krupnik’s younger brother Sam, is nothing but weird from his first day as a newborn through his times as a toddler.

Homer Price By Robert McClosky

Six fun stories include the adventures of Homer’s pet skunk who helps to capture bad guys and a donut machine on the rampage 

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece.

New Kid at School by Kate McMullan (Dragon Slayers Academy)

Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers’ Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.

The Truth About Bats by Eva Moore (Magic School Bus series)

Ms. Frizzle and her class are on the Magic School Bus headed for a museum where they will study how the body turns food into energy. A strange mishap causes the bus to shrink and then be swallowed! Ms. Frizzle’s class is suddenly inside a real human body!

Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka (Time Warp Trio series)

Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred, and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons, and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.

Meet Kaya by Janet Beeler Shaw (American Girl series)

In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Perce Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble.

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

A collection of poems and drawings features an assortment of characters, including Almost Perfect Mary Hume and The Turnable Twistable Man.

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Fifth-grader “Encyclopedia” Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to do the same.

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins By R.A. Spratt

When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together and in the process find a family.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father’s stories and singing, and share special occasions with relatives and neighbors.